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Juniper, Ruckus join hands with an eye on mobile growth

The alliance between Juniper Networks and Ruckus Wireless announced on Tuesday underscores the importance of Wi-Fi in enterprises, where employees increasingly work and access cloud applications on mobile devices.

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Can Wi-Fi offloading finally give the mobile Internet some breathing space?

Offloading some wireless traffic to Wi-Fi networks is finally a concept that wireless carriers are not only considering, but in the case of Sprint, actively deploying. So is the fix for mobile capacity here? Unfortunately, not quite....

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Qualcomm may adapt LTE into a network anyone can deploy

LTE-Unlicensed allows the cellular system to supplement licensed frequencies with unlicensed spectrum that's shared with systems like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

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GSM switch-off is good news for phone users, not for connected devices

Carriers around the world are converging on 2017 as the year to turn off their GSM networks, with three operators in Singapore announcing Monday their plans to reuse their GSM spectrum for other services.

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Chip vendors work to make Bluetooth perfect fit for IoT

Bluetooth Low Energy has become a key building block for the Internet of Things, and chip makers are working to make it an even better fit by using the technology to further reduce power consumption of devices and helping developers...

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How to use enterprise Wi-Fi security in SMBs

No matter what size your business, using WPA2 security is a good first step to protecting your Wi-Fi network. Don't blow it by using the standard's not-so-secure PSK mode.

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Wi-Fi will power phones? NOPE

In which Richi rails against stupid science churnalism -- do the math, people!

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Sprint joins KC smart-city project with free Wi-Fi along upcoming streetcar line

Sprint committed on Thursday to building and managing a free, intelligent Wi-Fi network along a 2.2-mile streetcar line under construction in Kansas City, Mo.

Chip makers giving home networks a gigabit boost

Broadcom, Marvell and Qualcomm are working on new chipsets

Now it's June. What WAS it I was supposed to do?

Flashback about six months, to the wintry day when this network admin pilot fish is asked to look into a problem with a weak Wi-Fi signal in an outdoor storage area.

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A pilot project in New York could pave the way for widespread municipal Wi-Fi

A smart waste management company is testing adding Wi-Fi units to its containers in the hopes that cities will want to deploy its system to get a twofer: smart waste disposal and municipal Wi-Fi that works.

More than 4B people still have no Internet access

Mobile broadband is seen as the savior, but barriers such as a lack of network coverage and content in local languages have to be overcome.

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Charter-Time Warner deal would get tough regulatory scrutiny

Charter Communications' planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable faces a regulatory review by the same federal officials who were widely blamed for nixing the recent proposed merger of Time Warner with Comcast.

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Future traffic jams could slow down mobile networks

Traffic growth from M2M (machine to machine) connections, particularly from cars, will likely cause headaches for mobile operators in the years ahead.

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LTE smartphones are becoming faster and cheaper

Speedy connections in high-end smartphones won't work without matching network coverage, but cheaper phones may encourage carriers to invest.

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Security researcher's hack caused airplane to climb, FBI asserts

The FBI contends a cybersecurity researcher said he caused an airplane's engine to climb after hacking its software, according to a court document.

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Super-fast Wi-Fi coming to a public hotspot near you

Wireless hotspots that can deliver hundreds of megabits per second in real-world bandwidth will become more common as operators increase their investments in Wi-Fi networks.

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Meet Google Fi: The new meh, so-so, OK carrier

Invites for Fi -- Google's new mobile network -- are beginning to trickle out of Google's email servers. Uh-oh Houston, there seems to be a problem: Google Voice no longer works...

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